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SOL test scores: Mixed bag

Halifax makes the grade half of the time with passing rates, but dropoffs outnumber gains

Judge nixes lawsuit by motorsports instructor

Case dismissed after Wilborn contested firing

Jobless rate rises to 8.8 percent in July

Halifax County’s unemployment rate jumped from 8.3 percent in June to 8.8 percent in July. Over 900 people left the labor force, which numbered 15,974 in June, but fell to…

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Comets fall in opener to Jefferson Forest

A quick, athletic Jefferson Forest squad proved too potent offensively for the Halifax County High School varsity football squad Friday night, speeding past the Comets, 50-30, in South Boston.

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Finch Lenwood Parker

SoVaNow.com / March 25, 2014


Finch Lenwood Parker, 97, of Chase City, died March 23, 2014.

He was a retired employee with Daniel Oil Company, an Army veteran of WWII, and a member of American Legion Post 43.

He was the widower of Ella Mae Parker and is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Mary Parker of Chase City, grandchildren, Sarah Parker and Nathan Parker, sister, Mary Mullins of Richmond.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Woodland Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the home of Tommy and Mary Parker.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

Wood Funeral Service, is serving the family.

Condolences may be expressed at http://www.woodfuneralservice.com

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